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Old 04-08-2012, 07:55 AM
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I'm looking for suggestions, I currently have a Grace GMQ frame and a Janome 1600 mounted to it. I would like to replace the machine with something with more throat space. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to drop $5 - $10K, I like my system it is just fine for what I do, just want a larger machine throat. Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:42 AM
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Hmmm, I'm not sure how much the big-name longarms go for, but I know you can get an 18" Wow and frame for $3800, and probably less if you can find it used. You can sell your current setup to offset the cost. I don't know much about the Grace frame, is it big enough to handle a bigger machine?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:43 AM
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Whoops, forgot to say a Wow is a stretched Singer 201. http://www.wowquilts.com/
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:50 AM
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I have the same frame and have 17" Bailey Home Quilter on it. I have the flexible carriage upgrade for the frame. Works out fine together. The Baileys come in 13-15-17 inches. You can get a nice discount if you buy a classroom model machine.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:41 AM
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Homesteader goes for about 3 thousand without frame. The Quilting Solution sells them. http://www.thequiltingsolution.com/ They may even have a used machine... I have an older one and I love it...
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